Commerce Commission chairman Mark Berry

ComCom expects NZME/Fairfax ruling to attract international attention

Wed 19 Oct 1

The proposal presents a number of questions that the commission has never been asked to consider before, specifically around how the merger would impact on issues pertaining to the fourth estate.

NZME, Fairfax lose digital ad share in growing market

Wed 12 Oct

The proposed merger of Fairfax and NZME's assets is seen as a way they could start competing online where the likes of Google and Facebook dominate advertising revenue.

News Corp dumps NZME stake at 11% discount

Sat 8 Oct 3

Australian media giant News Corp has quit its stake in local media group NZME at a deep discount.

Merged Fairfax/NZME should have to sell Stuff or the Herald, says MediaWorks

Fri 7 Oct 3

"If the merger proceeds, there will be one dominant digital news organisation," MediaWorks says.

Fairfax to wind up staff pension schemes as membership dwindles

Fri 30 Sep 2

Fairfax New Zealand will wind up its two staff pension schemes today as dwindling membership coincided with multiple rounds of job cuts in recent years.

OIO approves Fairfax/NZME merger, ComCom decision still pending

Thu 22 Sep

The Overseas Investment Office has approved the proposed merger between Fairfax Media's New Zealand assets and NZME.


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